Category: Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices

Conversation on “Noviembre,” a novel about the murder of Jesuits in El Salvador”

April 29th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices


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The Hero’s Journey & Artist Rufina Santana: Talk and interactive mural project

April 20th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices

The Hero’s Journey & Painter Rufina Santana
Friday, May 6, 2016

Rufina Santana is a Spanish painter with a degree in Fine Arts and Painting from Barcelona University. She lives in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), where she produces most of her work. For more than three decades she has been showing her artwork around the world: USA, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany; becoming one of the most internationally recognized contemporary artists from Spain. She is an experienced pedagogue and a regular guest-speaker on the lecture circuit.

Lecture: 12-1PM
“The Hero’s Journey” is a pattern of narrative – identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) – that lies behind many of the world’s greatest stories. Narratives built on the model of the hero myth have an appeal that can be felt by everyone because they reflect universal concerns.  Rufina Santana will give a lecture at Boston University on the concept of “The Hero’s Journey” and its impact on her artistic practice. The event will be particularly interesting for those students who are graduating and about to embark on a new adventure. Boston University College of Fine Arts; 855 Commonwealth Avenue, room 500. Boston.

Art Event: 6:30-8:30PM
Rufina Santana will establish the context for you to embark on a journey full of joy, inspiration, and personal introspection. A mural will be created by the audience with the artist’s guidance, while being immersed in a musical atmosphere created by members of the Unitas Ensemble. Come and live the hero’s experience with your eyes, hands and ears! New Art Center in Newton; 61 Washington Park, Newtonville.
From the series Cervantine Stories, Quixotic Moments to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Part II of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1615-2015) and commemorate the death of Miguel de Cervantes (1616-2016).

The events are free and open to the public!

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Mexican & Brazilian Music for Piano

April 12th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Latin American Studies Program, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices


Alfonso Domingo and Mireia Sentis present their documentary: Invisible Heroes

April 5th, 2016 in African American Studies Program, Events, Events Spring 2016, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices

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“Don Quixote”, Richard Strauss’s Tone Poem for Cello and Orchestra

February 2nd, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices

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Latin American Folk Music at the Casa Hispánica

November 10th, 2015 in Faculty, Graduate Students, News, News Fall 2015, Undergraduate Students, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices

The Department of Romance Studies and Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices welcomed Chilean folk-songwriter, Nancy Torrealba, accompanied by Boston-based folksinger, Sergio Reyes on November 2, 2015 to Boston University’s Casa Hispánica.

“Tertulia sobre el Canto Latinoamericano ayer y hoy”

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Professor James Iffland attends the inauguration ceremony of the new President of El Salvador

June 30th, 2014 in Faculty, News, News Summer 2014, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices

Prof. James Iffland was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of El Salvador to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, on June 1, 2014.  The invitation came as recognition of his active role in supporting the large Salvadoran immigrant community in the Greater Boston area, largely through the “Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices” initiative of the Department of Romance Studies.   Launched in 2010 and underwritten by Santander Universities Global Division, “Voces” has as one of its principal objectives not only the hosting of events that highlight the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world (concerts, film series, readings by prominent authors, etc.) but promoting cultural and educational activities to support the Boston area’s growing Hispanic population.  Working with Salvadoran civic organizations as well as with the Consulate General of El Salvador, “Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices” has supported projects ranging from adult literacy classes to  the creation of a folkloric dance group for Boston-area youths.